Should science kick out psychology?
|July 17, 2012||Posted by News under Mind, News|
And just shed a load of scandals?
In “So, if ‘Psychology Isn’t Science’”… (Evolution News & Views, July 17, 2012).
Bruce Chapman notes,
Every so often an article appears taking psychologists to task for claiming the purple mantle of “science.” As Alex B. Berezow explains in the Los Angeles Times, in the latest of such articles, the rules of science are strict.
“Psychology isn’t science,” he contends, “because psychology often does not meet the five basic requirements for a field to be considered scientifically rigorous: clearly defined terminology, quantifiability, highly controlled experimental conditions, reproducibility and, finally, predictability and testability.”
Are those, in fact, the agreed requirements of science?